Quality of Life and Psychological Vulnerability in Patients With RH+ Metastatic Breast Cancer (EPOCA)

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Institut Cancerologie de l'Ouest

Status

Terminated

Conditions

Positive Hormonal Receptors
Metastatic Breast Cancer

Treatments

Other: Quality of life in metastatic BC

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT03636776
ICO-N-2015-04

Details and patient eligibility

About

Metastatic breast cancer (MBC) is a dark prognostic disease with survival at 5 years of less than 20% and a median survival of 24 to 30 months after diagnosis of metastasis. Thus, metastatic diagnosis can be expected to have a different impact on the quality of life of patients in early and advanced stages. However, MBC benefits from therapeutics that improve patients' quality of life and even improve overall survival. The main objectives of this prospective study are : to evaluate the evolution over time of the quality of life of patients treated for positive hormonal receptors (RH+) metastatic breast cancer, according to the therapeutic class ; to evaluate the psychological vulnerability of these patients since the announcement of their metastatic diagnosis and during their treatments. Finally, when interviewing oncologists, to know the factors involved in a treatment change decision process for the same patient.

Full description

Studying quality of life over time in patients followed for metastatic breast cancer will identify when a person may feel most vulnerable in their experience of the disease and treatment. A specific and adapted support can thus be set up throughout the disease, from the diagnosis and during the different phases of treatment. Patients will benefit from a longitudinal follow-up determined according to the treatments. For example : Chemotherapy : After the first assessment time at 1 month from diagnosis, patients receiving chemotherapy treatment are seen every 3 months. Hormone therapy : After the first assessment time at 1 month from diagnosis, patients receiving hormone therapy are seen every 2 months. Each type of treatment has its own schedule based on medical consultation times. At each change of treatment, from chemotherapy to hormone therapy or vice versa, the assessment times are determined according to the nature of the treatment. The rhythm of the evaluation visits will therefore be defined by the doctor, according to the habits of the centre. Patients will complete an end of study visit 3 years after inclusion Quality of Life and Psychological vulnerability will be assessed through questionnaires : QLQ-C30 explores 5 functional scales (physical, social, psychological, cognitive functioning, daily activities) and 1 scale of health status and overall quality of life. It allows a detailed analysis of symptoms related to the disease and its treatment (fatigue, nausea/vomiting, pain, dyspnea, loss of appetite, sleep disturbance, constipation and diarrhea) as well as the financial impact for the patient. BR23 : specific questionnaire for breast cancer validated in French Psychological distress scale (PDS) State Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI) : Assesses the feelings of apprehension, tension, nervousness and worry that the subject feels at the time of the anxiogenic or endangerment situation. This questionnaire is therefore an indicator of transient changes in anxiety caused by aversive or therapeutic situations. Beck Depression Inventory (BDI II) : assesses the severity of depression.

Enrollment

60 patients

Sex

Female

Ages

18+ years old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • Histologically confirmed diagnosis of invasive breast cancer (=infiltrant). NB: Mixed histologies are allowed
  • Adult women (≥ 18 years),
  • Positive hormonal receptors (Estrogen receptors and/or Progesterone receptors ≥10%) and HER2 negative
  • Patient in need of a 1st metastatic treatment line NB: Patients may have received prior treatment for their cancer, but not for their metastatic disease.
  • Performance status ≤ 1 (world health organization)
  • Patients affiliated to a Social Security,
  • Obtaining the patient's signed written consent

Exclusion criteria

  • Patient with non-metastatic breast cancer,
  • man
  • Negative hormonal receptors or HER2 positive
  • Psychiatric history with specialist diagnosis
  • Pregnant or nursing patient
  • Patients who cannot be followed regularly for psychological reasons (cognitive problems preventing completion of questionnaires), or because of geographical remoteness.
  • Person deprived of liberty or adult under guardianship

Trial design

Primary purpose

Supportive Care

Allocation

N/A

Interventional model

Single Group Assignment

Masking

None (Open label)

60 participants in 1 patient group

quality of life in metastatic BC
Experimental group
Description:
Patients benefit from a longitudinal follow-up determined according to the treatments. Each type of treatment has its own schedule based on medical consultation times. At each change of treatment, from chemotherapy to hormone therapy or vice versa, the assessment times are determined according to the nature of the treatment. The rhythm of the evaluation visits will therefore be defined by the doctor, according to the habits of the centre. The evaluation times used to collect the questionnaires (QLQ-C30, BR23, PDS, STAI, BDI II).
Treatment:
Other: Quality of life in metastatic BC

Trial contacts and locations

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